Teledyne TSS will begin sales of Saturn AHRS and INS systems at Offshore South East Asia (OSEA) conference.
|Saturn 10 surface and subsurface configurations|
Teledyne TSS has now perfected the Saturn AHRS and INS (Attitude and Heading Reference Systems and Inertial Navigation System) so that it is now market ready and the company will be offering it for sale commercially for the first time at Offshore South East Asia (Singapore, 2-5 December) The first versions of the Saturn system were previewed at Oceanology in London (March 2014), and since then, a small number of trial versions have been subjected to regular and demanding use offshore with different clients. The trial program has enabled any design weaknesses to be identified.
The Saturn product family is based upon fiber-optic technology developed and manufactured by Teledyne TSS. The family also incorporates advanced digital signal processing and algorithm design to deliver a highly accurate and reliable product to meet the demanding needs of the marine market. All units are compact, lightweight in both air and water and provide a unique alternative to existing products on the market.
As a provider of gyro and motion sensor technology, Teledyne TSS has used its significant in-house expertise, coupled with feedback from industry, to launch the market-ready product at OSEA. It is FOG-based and without any mechanical components, and so it does not require servicing or routine maintenance. This is both cost-saving and convenient.
As the first phase of a comprehensive product development program, Teledyne TSS is now able to offer four versions of the Saturn family with two grades of accuracy, available in both surface and subsea configurations.
The Saturn 10 systems are designed to support the offshore construction, ROV, surface navigation and multibeam survey sectors, where reliability, competitive pricing and performance are essential.
The Saturn 30 systems are designed as a solid-state attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for primary surface and subsea navigation. They are compact and highly reliable units which make them ideal for all sizes of vessel and especially for smaller craft such as fast ferries, yachts and small patrol craft where space is at a premium.
Teledyne TSS has over a century of experience in the maritime industry, and is a well-known supplier of marine gyros and marine instrumentation products. The company’s headquarters are located in a purpose-built modern facility in Watford, UK, where it also produces a wide range of motion sensors and subsea pipe and cable detection systems and from where it controls a global network of representatives, distributors and service facilities.
For more information: www.teledyne-tss.co.uk
OSEA: Asia’s oil and gas growth trends, 12 November 2014
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